Hands On With the Google Home Hub Smart Display

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel Slate to new Chromecast: Here’s what to expect from the Google event tonight

Google's throwing in 6 months of the new YouTube Music to help you test that out, too. The event will kick off at 11:00AM ET, which corresponds to 8:30PM IST. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and, of course, refresh this post right here as the Pixel 3 duo are introduced to the world. Google demonstrated how much better the Pixel 3 holds up next to the iPhone XS, and it's absolutely impressive. Since the mute button turns off both the camera and microphone, that's not an option unless you want your Echo devices to ignore your voice commands as well. It is clear, Google may not be going for any radical changes.

As to how good the Hub is, we'd have to wait when there are actual units to review.

This marks the third consecutive year for the exclusive partnership, although the Pixel 3 can also be purchased unlocked in the Google store for $799 for the 65 GB version, with the Pixel 3 XL costing $899, according to The Verge.

The rest of the Pixel Slate is rather featureless. While the earlier smartphones came with premium metal build, we are likely to see glass back on the new ones, basically to enable wireless charging. No matter, we have all the official details and availability info now.

One cool bonus that Telstra is offering is a free Google Home Mini (RRP $79) when they pre-order or purchase the Google Pixel 3 before 25 December.

The rear camera is a 12.2MP sensor with a f/1.8 aperture and a 1.4um pixel size.

The RAM remains 4GB, a reaffirmation from Google that you don't need more than that to run Android (Pure Android).

As you may have gathered, there are two Pixel 3 devices launching this year.

Google is about to announce the introduction of the new Google Pixel Slate at its hardware event in New York City.

In just two short years Google has produced what's arguably the best smartphone camera on the market - and it's done it by using one camera, not two as is the case with its competitors. Now, what exactly Google has in mind we will get to know in a few hours when the company officially unveils the device. It's not NFC or Bluetooth - the Pixel Stand wirelessly communicates with the Pixel 3 through the charging emissions themselves. The Pixel 3 design easily lags behind Samsung's.

Google really wants Chrome OS to be capable on tablets, and the Pixel Slate is its fresh attempt.

The Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch 18:9 screen with a 1080 x 2160 resolution.

However, both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL do not come cheap. Lastly, there will also be a top end model with Intel Core 8500Y processor clocked at 4.2GHz. And since it's a tablet, Chrome OS has been optimized for touch. On the front and rear are 8MP cameras.

In that respect, the Google Home Hub is nearly an exact replica of Amazon's Echo Show, which is also a screen with a built-in digital assistant that connects to various music and video services, most owned by Amazon, and anything that includes the Alexa system. And in an effort to protect you from you, Google has also added Digital Wellbeing to monitor and limit your device and app usage.



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